Margo Laurie studied history at university and is a member of the RNA's New Writers' Scheme. She lives in the North West.
Reviewed by Doreen Chombu for Readers' Favorite
Everybody knows the best place to be during Christmas is in New York and Ellie Peach is lucky enough to have landed herself an apprenticeship in Manhattan. New York is full of Christmas lights and cheer despite the chilly weather. Ellie is fortunate to have found cheap accommodation in a boarding house. She gets along with the other residents but finds them a little odd. The creepiest one is James Denny, a gentle young man who claims to be a Broadway actor waiting for his lost love, Libby. Ellie does not believe him until she starts researching his claims and discovers they might be true. Ellie is spooked because if what James is saying is the truth, then he is a 109-year-old man or a ghost. To solve this mystery, Ellie decides to help James find his lost love. Join Ellie and James on their adventure in New York Miracle by Margo Laurie.
New York Miracle is a surprising story; the mystery of James and his lost love took me on a great adventure. I loved how Margo Laurie described the characters by giving specific details about their clothes, accents, and personality. This made them familiar and easy to relate to. I loved Ellie's cool and calm nature during the trippy incident with James at the New York Library. James is the main driving force of the story. He kept saying the craziest things that had me glued to the book. The hints and clues he gave to Ellie turned me into a book detective. Amazing story and characters. I hope to read more from Margo Laurie.